Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.1 Signed Numbers - 9.1 Exercises - Page 629: 34



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The absolute value of a number is the distance between that number and 0 on the number line. Therefore, absolute value will always be positive, because distance can only be a positive measurement. $|-5|=5$, because -5 is 5 spaces from 0 on the number line Therefore, $-|-5|=-1(5)=-1\times5=-5$.
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